Heading to college? This playlist explains everything you’ll go through freshman year

High school graduation is around the corner for the class of 2015. By now, you’ve more than earned the right to be excited to GTFO of there. But the truth is, your looming freshman year of college is a time of extreme emotions and rapid change. You’ll have epic nights out with your friends and naps that will change your life.

You’ll learn what it means to feel totally alone in a crowd of people. Most of all, you’ll learn more about yourself — who you are, where you’re going, and what cereal you prefer to binge-eat at 3 in the morning.

So we’ve curated this playlist to guide you through your delightfully turbulent freshman year. It’s like a syllabus, only better.

’Break The Rules’ By Charli XCX

This is the first time you’re living without your parents and on your own terms. You’re feeling a little rebellious — making your own curfew and eating cereal anytime, anywhere (a.k.a. at 3 a.m. in your dorm room bed).

’School Spirit’ By Kanye West

For everyone who’s been researching which fraternity or sorority to rush since middle school.

’I Love College’ By Asher Roth

A timeless ode to all the tomfoolery of freshman year — and beyond.

’Here’ By Alessia

Freshman year can be tough because sometimes, you feel like just a face in a crowd. Once you go to a party and feel totally alone in a room full of people, you’ll really understand this song.

’Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’ By Arctic Monkeys

Dedicated to all the phone calls at 2 a.m. you’ll get from your friends who may or may not be in an altered state.

’I Don’t Want To Change You’ By Damien Rice

During your freshman year, you may find yourself falling in — and out — of love (or lust. Or at least intense liking). Who better to score the soundtrack to your tilt-a-whirl of emotions than Damien Rice?

’Pursuit Of Happiness’ By Kid Cudi

You’ll grow so much during your freshman year, you won’t believe it. You’ll focus more on what it is you want to do — what makes you happy. You might not have all the answers, but you’ll certainly have some good questions.

’Where Are Ü Now’ By Jack Ü Featuring Justin Bieber

“Where are you now that I need you?” This line pulls at the heartstrings of every freshman missing the comforts of home-cooked meals, people who remember your name and free laundry.

’Talking Body’ By Tove Lo

Because you “meet” lots of new people in college, and by “meet,” I mean … well, you know what I mean. Just be safe out there, kids.

’Know Yourself’ By Drake

The anthem for you and your crew (a.k.a. your Woes) to run around to — whether you’re in the 6 or a dining hall.

’Don’t Stop Believin’ By Journey

Your first year at school is going to be amazing, horrifying, spectacular, anxiety-inducing — the best and the worst thing to ever happen to you, depending on the day. Let this classic jam remind you to keep believing in yourself and all your dreams.

You can check out the full playlist below — you have our permission to listen to it on repeat: